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Looking for help with a high push and a snap hook miss

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Hello everyone, recently I have been struggling with a high push to the right and a snap hook that goes hard left.  I have been striking the ball dead center on most of my shots but where it is going is my biggest concern.

I am currently playing around a 10 handicap, but my scores can vary since I used to be a 3 handicap about 4 years ago before I went to college.  One day I can shoot 74 then next 94 and the inconsistencies are driving me nuts!!

Below are a couple of videos of my swing, any help or suggested drills would be greatly appreciated.

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Take my advice with a grain of salt as I am relatively new to the game (about a year or so) but it looks like you're coming OTT. That could explain both of those misses. Try to pause the video and you can see it.

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Looks like a very good swing to me. The only thing I could see in the top one was if I quick paused it, it looks at the very top of the swing you start leaning forward (towards your toe line) on the way down i.e. your upper body gets lower.   In the 2nd one, not so much. Even so, really nice looking swings.

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Originally Posted by LI Hacker

Take my advice with a grain of salt as I am relatively new to the game (about a year or so) but it looks like you're coming OTT. That could explain both of those misses. Try to pause the video and you can see it.

A push is a path well to the right and a face that matches.

A snap hook is almost always a path to the right with a face well to the left (often generally pointing at the target).

Neither of those things are "over the top." Both are in fact closer to the opposite.

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Originally Posted by iacas

A push is a path well to the right and a face that matches.

A snap hook is almost always a path to the right with a face well to the left (often generally pointing at the target).

Neither of those things are "over the top." Both are in fact closer to the opposite.

Sounds a little like either a timing issue or ball placement issue then? Same swing path but club face in different directions.

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It looks like at the top of the swing that the OP is going to come over the top and then it looks like he tucks the right arm and comes from the inside.

To the OP I struggle with these misses from time to time as well.  The path is consistently coming from the inside, but the face angle changes for some reason.  I had troubles this morning.  I lined up to play my fade and twice hit pull hooks and once a big push fade.  I am finding that a couple things are often not right when I am doing this.  I have strayed away from my tempo, and I also start adding tension into the swing.  I think those might be some of the things that cause it for me.  Maybe just try and focus in and make mental notes on your tempo, and the amount of tension when you swing it well so you can try and go back to it when you start struggling.

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In the bottom swing you hit it way off the toe! If you are hitting low hooks I would address your grip and or make sure you are not forcing your hands to turn over through impact.

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I am pretty sure, and I have gone through it, both of those misses are symptoms of getting the club stuck behind you. But I am not trained to diagnose or anything so maybe someone can tell you exactly why that is happening.

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you need to close the face 2.4 degrees in relation to the swing path. By doing this you will develop a nice baby shank draw

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Originally Posted by kw purp

you need to close the face 2.4 degrees in relation to the swing path. By doing this you will develop a nice baby shank draw

Um, what?

First of all, that makes no sense and you have no stats to go off of in terms of stating a number like that.

Secondly, the OP stated two problems.. one of which is a snap hook. How is closing the face more , when a closed face is causing this problem, going to fix that problem?

Last, but certainly not least, the OP needs to read this because someone that is qualified to offer advice has already stated what is most likely causing the 2 undesired results:

Originally Posted by iacas

A push is a path well to the right and a face that matches.

A snap hook is almost always a path to the right with a face well to the left (often generally pointing at the target).

Neither of those things are "over the top." Both are in fact closer to the opposite.

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Originally Posted by kw purp

By doing this you will develop a nice baby shank draw

He said s***k. BAN HIM

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Originally Posted by iacas

A push is a path well to the right and a face that matches.

A snap hook is almost always a path to the right with a face well to the left (often generally pointing at the target).

Neither of those things are "over the top." Both are in fact closer to the opposite.

I prefaced with the grain of salt comment. Also, I was just judging from the video as we can't see the ball flight. As someone else noticed it certainly looks like he is about to come OTT but may end up dropping to the inside, without a lower frame rate its hard to really tell exactly whats happening. At least in my eyes.

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Originally Posted by Spyder

Um, what?

First of all, that makes no sense and you have no stats to go off of in terms of stating a number like that.

Secondly, the OP stated two problems.. one of which is a snap hook. How is closing the face more, when a closed face is causing this problem, going to fix that problem?

Last, but certainly not least, the OP needs to read this because someone that is qualified to offer advice has already stated what is most likely causing the 2 undesired results:

By closing the face 2.4 degrees with the toe pointing at his left knee cap, he will invert his swing plane causing a 360 degree club face rotation during the swing and hit a straight ball.

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By closing the face 2.4 degrees with the toe pointing at his left knee cap, he will invert his swing plane causing a 360 degree club face rotation during the swing and hit a straight ball.

Please tell us that you have a prescription for those drugs you're taking...... :-\

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Originally Posted by kw purp

you need to close the face 2.4 degrees in relation to the swing path. By doing this you will develop a nice baby shank draw

Nothing wrong with hitting a shank, it is the good player's miss.

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Originally Posted by kw purp

By closing the face 2.4 degrees with the toe pointing at his left knee cap, he will invert his swing plane causing a 360 degree club face rotation during the swing and hit a straight ball.

Um... again, where do you get the 2.4 from? You have no data to go off of to back your illogical attempt at "helping" the OP.

This is like David in FL saying "Hey Spyder, I can't dunk..." and me saying "Yeah, you need to flex your knee approximately 2.4° prior to launch and you will dunk", without knowing any other data.

In school, you completed multiple choice tests without reading the questions didn't you? Either that or you have some type of NSA software which allowed you to enhance the OPs video, zoom in on the club face and see exact degrees.

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Originally Posted by Spyder

Um... again, where do you get the 2.4 from? You have no data to go off of to back your illogical attempt at "helping" the OP.

This is like David in FL saying "Hey Spyder, I can't dunk..." and me saying "Yeah, you need to flex your knee approximately 2.4° prior to launch and you will dunk", without knowing any other data.

In school, you completed multiple choice tests without reading the questions didn't you?

I think he may be being sarcastic.

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Originally Posted by cipher

I think he may be being sarcastic.

So am I, but I can have fun with him nonetheless. Slow day...

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